Performance model of deflection-routed multi-slot batch-transfer networks

C. Y. Li, Ping Kong Alexander Wai, Victor O.K. Li

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With the recently proposed multi-slot batch-transfer (MSBT) architecture, we can build optical packet switches using slow switching fabrics with reconfiguration time larger than the guard time between packets. Since MSBT switches can provide multichannel capability with no additional hardware, we propose to combine the multichannel and deflection routing approaches for packet contention resolution in MSBT networks. As there is no analytical performance model available, we derive the required model in this paper. Simulations show that the model is very accurate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 30 Nov 20084 Dec 2008


Conference2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA


  • Deflection routing
  • Multi-slot batch-transfer
  • Multi-wavelength
  • Optical packet-switched networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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